Genshin Impact Is Getting an Anime Adaptation

Genshin Impact, the popular live service action RPG from miHoYo, will be getting an anime adaptation in the near future. Hoyoverse took to YouTube on Friday with a lengthy first look and concept trailer for the upcoming series, which has yet to be named. At the moment, it's called "Long-Term Project Launch: Concept Trailer," which confirms we're a long way from seeing the final product.

Ufotable is the same studio behind anime series like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Fate/Zero, series that have gone on to become wildly popular. In terms of animation quality, at the very least, this series looks to be in good hands. But there's still very little we know about it.

The trailer shows off plenty to get excited about, though. Among some of the lush visuals, which give us our first look at the in-game world, we get to meet the two main protagonists, Lumine and Aether. Given the fact that we barely ever see the twins actually interacting in-game, it's nice to see them represented here as two halves of the same whole instead of the "one or the other" option proposed in-game.

There are additional sights to see for the eagle-eyed as well, like the sprightly Paimon, seen in a forest area. The world of Tevyat is just as vibrant and verdant as we see in the game, if not more so since there'll be much more time spent on working on environments for the sake of aesthetics.

Genshin Impact: Anime Adaptation
Genshin Impact is getting an anime adaptation from Japanese studio Ufotable in the near future. The free-to-play live service game has enjoyed massive amounts of popularity since its launch. miHoYo

Genshin Impact Anime Release Date

From what we can ascertain from the early information provided about the Genshin Impact anime series, we're still far from a concrete release date. However, given the game's unmitigated popularity, it's safe to say the project is likely going to be full steam ahead in the coming days. We will continue to update you when additional anime details are released, though right now we likely won't hear more about it in the coming weeks.

Luckily, fans have plenty to look forward to with the debut of the Genshin Impact 3.1 update, "King Deshret and the Three Magi." There's also a special concert that will debut later in 2022 called "Melodies of an Endless Journey" that players can attend. It's a great time to be a Genshin Impact fan, whether you're into gaming, anime or music, as the developer has given plenty of reasons to stay tuned for what's coming down the pipeline.

Genshin Impact is available for free to play now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and mobile devices. There is a Switch edition in the works.